Iowa Figure Skating Academy  and Professional Figure Skating Coaches Elena Tobiash and Igor Velikanov serves the Des Moines Metro area, Ames and Coral Ridge Ice Arena and working as a non-profit organization (IFSA) dedicated to promoting figure skating for individuals of all ages and all skating levels. The principal purpose of the Iowa Figure Skating Academy (IFSA) is to promote figure skating in Des Moines and to encourage each member to achieve their highest potential in a safe and healthy environment. The club also is dedicated to the education of its members and the general public on the health benefits of skating and healthy lifestyles.



Elena Tobiash and

Igor Velikanov

Elena (515) 490-5148, 

Igor (515) 250-0102

 Coaches are registered with United States Figure Skating, are members of the Professional Skaters Association (PSA), have at minimum a basic accreditation through PSA, have passed criminal background screening and carry professional liability insurance. 

 Skate with US classes (LTS)

Skate with US  (LTS) classes offer your skater the opportunity to work on developing skills for ice sports from figure skating to ice hockey as well as recreational skating.

To register, print a registration form above
or scroll down and fill out the online form.

Our classes include a 30 minute group skill lesson and 30 minutes of practice time. There are classes available for all ages (3 year olds through adults) and skill levels. Coaches will evaluate the skaters throughout the Session, testing on the 6th week. Some skaters need longer at each level to master the skills, especially younger ones.  Some may advance to higher level within the same Session.  Our goal is to advance skaters at their own pace, but to also promote skaters who are capable of skating in higher levels.

All Sessions take place at Metro Ice sport Facility: 5100 NW 72ndSt, Urbandale, IA 50322

Online Registration Form

Pay for your Skate with US (LTS)  Registration online with Paypal!

6-session Registration
Skater Names

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What People are Saying

“..They are caring with the children and respected by them. They have always been dependable, reliable, and friendly.”

Nancy Schmitz

“…I would describe Elena as a highly experienced and very talented figure skater with the wonderful ability to teach. She has taught my children the importance of perseverance and continued growth.”

Kyllee Jordan

“…Elena and her partner were one of the best skating pairs in Europe…”

Igor Moskvin
Distinguished trainer of USSR and Russia

“..We have enjoyed having Igor coach our daughter. Just a few short months ago she could do just the very most basic moves in ice skating and already she is going to an occasional figure skating competition”

Wayne and Shari Belling

Our News And Events

Good News !!!

The Iowa Figure Skating Academy is proud to offer a new Learn To Skate program for all skaters (recreational skaters, hockey,new students,Adults)

Our Session 3 of  Learn To Skate starts January

Saturday (3:00-4:00pm)  and Tuesday  (5:30-6:30pm)

at Metro ice Arena!  5100 NW  72nd Street, Urbandale 50322.

Register for the following Session (Session 3) of LTS, and you will get 10 % OFF.

Bring a friend,and you will get another 10% OFF.

In addition,your friend will get a 10% discount for this Session.

Please pre-register online on website.
So that the coaches can know in advance how many children will be and how to distribute the groups.
Any questions please contact us at

If you haven’t registered online, just show up before class (with this coupon) and we can take care of you in person!

We have group classes appropriate for children through adult, and cover figure skating and hockey!

Find out more at:

We love to have groups join us, and it’s fun for the kids, too!

We would like to offer sale baskets, and also we will be trying to hold new events. 

This basket includes (figure skating dress $ 40, skate guards $ 10, gloves $ 5, LTS discount next session $ 20-30), total- $ 75.

But since you are clients of our club, the club makes a discount for you, this basket will cost $40.